Zenobia Barlow

Zenobia Barlow is the executive director and cofounder of the Center for Ecoliteracy and coeditor of Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World. Barlow has led the Center's grant-making, educational, and publishing initiatives, including Rethinking School Lunch, since its inception. She serves on the board of directors of the David Brower Center and is a fellow of the Post Carbon Institute.

Five lessons on activism from a coal miner’s daughter

Teri Blanton has become a leader in the fight against mountaintop-removal coal mining. Along the way, she's learned lessons that any activist could benefit from.

Seven lessons from nature on how to make change

Look closely — what can you learn?Photo: Steve WallThe Center for Ecoliteracy has worked for more than 15 years to make schools greener. During the course of our work, collaborating with thousands of educators and change agents, we’ve learned invaluable lessons about how to tackle the challenge of changing often-entrenched systems. We’re pleased to share those lessons here, to help people who want to make change anywhere.  The first guiding principle of our work at the Center for Ecoliteracy is “nature is our teacher.” Taking nature as our teacher requires thinking in terms of systems, one of nature’s basic patterns. …

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